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Potential Tropical Cyclone for Queensland

Sam Brown, Sunday March 2, 2014 - 12:20 EDT

A deepening tropical low is currently located approximately 1350km northeast of Cairns, near the Solomon Islands and is expected to track in a southwest direction towards the Queensland coast.

It currently has a moderate risk of developing into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday 4th. Southeasterly winds are likely to strengthen from today about coastal areas of QLD and offshore wave heights to increase. As the tropical low or cyclone tracks closer to the coast rainfall is likely to increase significantly, with over 200mm possible in areas from Cooktown to Townsville.

If this cyclone does form it will be the 7th so far this season, which ends on the 30th April. The average number of Tropical Cyclones that form within the Australian region is 11 per year, with four in the QLD region.

- Weatherzone

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